North House Folk School: Craft of Sail⁠ ⁠- Grand Marais, MN

Jun 13, 2021 | events/locations

Teaching traditional northern crafts that inspire the hands, the heart and the mind. On the shores of Lake Superior in Grand Marais, MN.

North House Folk School: Spend a day aboard the Hjørdis and learn the basics of sailing a 50’ gaff-rigged schooner on Lake Superior. This course offers a mix of in-class preparation and on-the-water experience: topics include points of sail, seamanship, rope-work, sailing terminology, and boat handling technique. Wind, weather, and waves vary greatly on Lake Superior, and students will take an active part in evaluating the prevailing conditions; the sailing experience will be tailored accordingly. No prior experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn and get out on the water.⁠
There are three great opportunities to take this 1-day class at North House this Summer: 6/20, 7/18, and 8/22⁠. ⁠Follow the Course Calendar link to learn more and register⁠!

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Matthew Ecklund

 Matthew Ecklund

Required Tools

  1. Warm layers and rain gear (conditions vary by the minute on Lake Superior).
  2. Good shoes
  3. Hat and sunglasses
  4. …and keep an eye on the forecast!

Optional Tools

To get the most out of this class, please read The Craft of Sail by Jan AdkinsInvitation to Sailing by Alan Brown or some other reference on the basics of sailing (and bring it with you to class). The North House School Store often has these publications on hand; call to inquire.

Hours: 9am-4:30pm
Tuition: $200.00

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